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    Lacing pattern question

    Hi I have a question about rear hub lacing. I am planning on building a new set of wheels and previously i have used the bikehubstore hubs and they are great but i was wondering is it possible/sensible to lace a 24 hole ear hub 1x all around so that all the drive side spokes are heads in and all the none drive side are heads out. Stiffness wise there wouldn;t be any benefit but it would allow the ds/nds tensions to be closer as the hubs is towards the low end with a 45% tension differential.

    I don't know is this a bad idea? It would allow the tensions to be closer together but do they really need to be? All my previous builds with these hubs have been laced conventionally and i haven't had any problems but if can be done without any other issues created it seems like it would be worth it. The only issue i can see is that with 1x lacing the spokes aren't as optimally positioned for "pulling" correct?

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    Not a direct answer to your question but I suggest considering radial for the drive side and cross 2 on the non-drive, like Zipp Firecrest, some Mavic wheels, and a few others. IMO, radial is stiffer because the spokes make the greatest angle with the plane of the wheel, are straight rather than bent at crossing points, and are shorter.

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    Yes but they don't drive the wheel at all. My goal/idea with this lacing pattern is that it would allow more even tension will still retaining stiffness.

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